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Body Posture Asymmetry in Prematurely Born Children at Six Years of Age

Table 5

Coronal plane inclinations in the trunk region, relative to gestational age at birth and position of the body during measurement.

Variables Preterm group Control group Preterm group Control group
Standing positionSitting position

 Left2652.02549.0 = 1.19 1023.82039.2 = 2.50
 Left lower than right2244.02243.2 = 0.00 819.11427.5 = 1.50
 Right lower then left2652.02752.92661.93160.8
 Left lower than right1938.01733.3 = 0.25 1535.71631.4 = 0.34
 Right lower then left2856.03160.82354.83160.8
 Left scapula closer to spine than the right one2856.02549.0 = 0.52 2764.32956.9χ = 0.59
 Right scapula closer to spine than the left one2040.02447.11433.32039.2
 The same distance24.023.912.423.9
 Left iliac spine lower than the right one1632.01223.5 = 2.22 1638.12039.2 = 1.73
 Right iliac spine lower than the left one2958.02956.91842.92651.0
 The same height510.01019.6819.159.8
 Left3570.03466.7 = 0.12 2969.14078.4 = 1.05

: number; %: per cent : result of Pearson’s chi-squared test; : level of probability; CIT [degree]: coronal inclination of the trunk; DHS [mm]: difference in the heights of shoulders; DHCS [mm]: difference in the heights of the lower corners of the scapulae; DDCS [mm]: difference in the distances from the lower corners of the scapulae to the spine; DHP [mm]: difference in the height of the pelvis; SA [mm]: maximum deflection of the line connecting the spinous processes from C7-S1 line.

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